Apollo 11 View of Earth Shows Beautiful 'Blue Marble'

July 21, 2014 4:23 PM

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Apollo 11 View of Earth Shows Beautiful 'Blue Marble'

A view of Earth on July 16, 1969, the day the Apollo 11 mission launched. The Apollo 11 crew captured this shot, mostly of the Pacific Ocean and some of the west coast of North America.

On July 21, 1969 — 45 years ago — Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the face of the moon.

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